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Russian Prosecutors Seek 23-year Sentence for Crimean Filmmaker

Public prosecutors in Russia's Rostov region on Wednesday asked judges for a 23-year sentence against a Ukrainian film director. Oleg Sentsov faces charges of leading a terrorist group and acts of terrorism. Critics have dismissed Sentsov's prosecution as revenge -- a Crimean native, he was a vocal opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea which followed a hastily called referendum. Tanya Lokshina, Russia program director for Human Rights Watch, noted a recent...

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